#1
Hi guys, I recently just bought an Epiphone Les Paul 100. I am pleased with the sound. but am looking to improve on it. I am thinking of putting in some new pickups. I am unsure of which ones to get. I am looking for a classic kind of tone. I mostly play rock, a bit of metal, and some blues. Right now I am thinking of the Gibson 490T or 490R. Could you guys please suggest mostly Gibson products, becuase I am leaning towards them right now. I heard dimarzio is good to. Also, I was wondering what is the difference between the 490R and 490T? Also, are they sold seperately, or do they come in packs of 2.(neck and bridge) They are about $120 Canadian. If that is each, bye bye money.
Last edited by thedude051 at Jan 21, 2007,
#3
Depends on your amp really, although I wouldn't personally buy Gibson pickups as replacements - they seem fairly expensive compared to other companies (that price you have is per pickup). Duncans are a lot cheaper...Pearly Gates combo has a nice, hotter than vintage sound - good if you want a bit more power without losing youre classic Les Paul sound, or a Custom/59 combo if you want the bridge to hit harder for when you do play metal but still want classic tines from the neck. Like i said though, depends on the amp.
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Depends on your amp really, although I wouldn't personally buy Gibson pickups as replacements - they seem fairly expensive compared to other companies (that price you have is per pickup). Duncans are a lot cheaper...Pearly Gates combo has a nice, hotter than vintage sound - good if you want a bit more power without losing youre classic Les Paul sound, or a Custom/59 combo if you want the bridge to hit harder for when you do play metal but still want classic tines from the neck. Like i said though, depends on the amp.



Thanks for the help. I will look into the other one. But I am still wondering, what is the difference between the 490T and 490R? Thanks,
#6
490T is the bridge pickup, 490R is the neck pickup, that's all.
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490T is the bridge pickup, 490R is the neck pickup, that's all.



oh, ok. Thanks.
#8
The T stands for Treble the R stands for Rythm
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